A minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The 3.47-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:53 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2017234003. Event ids that are associated: pr2017234003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5943 West, latitude 19.172 North, depth = 24 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 07:12:53 / August 22, 2017 @ 7:12 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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